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« on: September 27, 2019, 03:37:50 pm »

From "Britain Today" - the on board day newspaper of MV Aurora

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Exeter - the remains of a Roman fort have been unexpectedly discovered under Exeter Bus Station. Archaeologists have described the find, which occurred during redevelopment of the site, as "very important".

A Roman ditch was first uncovered, with further excavations revealing two further ditches running parallel to each other. These belong to a new and previously unknown Roman military site, which was either a fort occupied by a military unit, or a defenced compound.  Coins and local pottery made in the area for the military, aw well as fine Semian tableware imported from France, were also discovered.

The find was made bu the Exeter office of Cotswold Archaeology, who are working with Kier Construction ahead of the construction of a new bus station and leisure complex.
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 05:56:47 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 05:57:53 pm »

The Guardian had a longer story:
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/26/roman-fort-discovered-under-exeter-bus-station
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